Just as a note - I didn't put Pfizzyhead up to posting anything about Cow or Xynth. I'm really not interested in people having an opinion of them based on one game I played with them, nor do I desire others to have an opinion of me for that reason either. But since its out here now, I guess I'll say something.
Yes, I shielded myself (by accident) and I did not lock the flag - since I wasn't expecting to end up shielding myself , locking the flag was not next on my list of planned things to accomplish. And I apologized for it afterwards.
Setting that aside, at the same time we lost that flag our other portal was locked as well. Believe me when I say I know it sucked not to get shielded - why would it make me happy that I made a mistake? But even if it had gone off, we were toast - They were several levels beyond us, stopping every single joint effort we made for their portals. They outplayed us in the last 3rd of the game, plain and simple. If it helps you have fun, go ahead and feel it was all my fault, or that you were the only good player on the team, it makes no difference to me. I know my strengths and weaknesses and really don't care if you see them or not, we won't be playing another game together anyways.
As for the 8K health and sigiling - there's a miscommunication going on there, I never told pfizzy that our team had that many hp, I was referring to theirs, and that it sure seemed like everytime I looked at their team they had 8 to 9 K hp. Couldve been sheer coincidence that whenever I saw them they were sigiled, though it didn't feel like it.
Also a miscommunication on the Journeyman's treads, it was another player in that game who was being rude about those, which was puzzling to me. We were making multiple attempts to grab portals and being rebuffed at every try, so I figured I'd give the treads a shot so that I could scoot down a lane faster and hope to use the element of surprise more effectively. Also, despite having 6K+ hp if we were near a portal and I shielded another team-mate it meant I was dead - they had multiple stuns and multiple slowing capabilities and I was equal to or slower then every other player's base speed. JT's saved my ass several times by letting me outrun everyone. I could usually even stop and grab a flag too since I knew they'd just used their portals to try and gank us.
And yes, girls do play Demigod